According to Flora Zambesiaca[FZ]
Flora Zambesiaca Alliaceae by S. Kativu
- Perennial geophytic herbs with an alliaceous smell.
- Rootstock a corm or rhizome.
- Leaves filiform or narrowly linear, in 2 rows.
- Peduncle solitary, erect.
- Involucral bracts 2, ovate acuminate to narrowly lanceolate.
- Inflorescences 3–40-flowered.
- Perianth segments united into a tube for about half the length, bearing 3 or more free scales or a fleshy tubular corona.
- Anthers sessile in 2 whorls.
- Ovary superior; style short; stigma capitate.
- Capsule dehiscing loculicidally, surrounded by a persistent perianth; seeds black, trigonal.
According to Flora of Tropical East Africa[FTEA]
Alliaceae, Sarah Smith & Jonathan Stansbie. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2003
- Perennial herbs smelling strongly of onions, with a ± swollen and irregularly shaped rhizome (rarely a corm or bulb) surrounded by dry sheathing leaf-bases
- Leaves 4–8, strap-shaped filiform, distichous, base forming a very short closed sheath
- Scape solitary (–2), erect
- Inflorescence umbellate, subtended by 2 spathaceous bracts; pedicels subtended by smaller membranous bracts
- Flowers 3–40, opening in succession, with the outer opening first
- Perianth segments united into a tube for about half their length; tube with a corona of 3 or more free fleshy scales or a fleshy tube (in all East African species)
- Anthers sessile in 2 whorls, 1 whorl usually inserted on the corona
- Style short; stigma capitate
- Fruit surrounded by remains of perianth
- Seeds black, flat.
Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
- Tulbaghia acutiloba Harv.
- Tulbaghia aequinoctialis Welw. ex Baker
- Tulbaghia alliacea L.f.
- Tulbaghia calcarea Engl. & Krause
- Tulbaghia cameronii Baker
- Tulbaghia capensis L.
- Tulbaghia cernua Fisch., C.A.Mey. & Avé-Lall.
- Tulbaghia coddii Vosa & R.B.Burb.
- Tulbaghia cominsii Vosa
- Tulbaghia dregeana Kunth
- Tulbaghia friesii Suess.
- Tulbaghia galpinii Schltr.
- Tulbaghia leucantha Baker
- Tulbaghia ludwigiana Harv.
- Tulbaghia luebbertiana Engl. & Krause
- Tulbaghia macrocarpa Vosa
- Tulbaghia maritima Vosa
- Tulbaghia montana Vosa
- Tulbaghia natalensis Baker
- Tulbaghia nutans Vosa
- Tulbaghia pretoriensis Vosa & Condy
- Tulbaghia rhodesica R.E.Fr.
- Tulbaghia simmleri Beauverd
- Tulbaghia tenuior K.Krause & Dinter
- Tulbaghia transvaalensis Vosa
- Tulbaghia verdoornia Vosa & R.B.Burb.
- Tulbaghia violacea Harv.
First published in Mant. Pl.: 148 (1771)
-  Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011) World checklist of selected plant families published update . Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
-  ―Burbidge in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 36: 77–103 (1978).
-  ―Vosa in Ann. Bot. (Roma) 34: 47–121 (1975).
-  Mant. Pl. Alt.: 148 (1771), nom. conserv.
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (2017). Published on the internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp
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